EDSS 500ME Elementary Social Studies Methods

This course focuses on the popular book of 50 strategies for enhancing social studies learning in K-8 classrooms and offers valuable ideas and applications for pre-service and practicing teachers alike.   Always appreciated for its connections between theory, research, and practice, and the extensions provided through websites and references, this new edition enhances those strengths by providing assessment ideas and website resources for every strategy. Ten conceptually-organized overarching strategies to facilitate organizing a social studies classroom precede forty-two social-studies specific strategies —organized alphabetically and introduced by grade level and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards indicators.  We will examine resources that provide models, examples, and assessments from real teachers and students.

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